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If you can’t take the heat…

Everyone knows that every job comes with a side order of stress – make that a giant bowl. Whether you are pressed to meet deadlines, on the brink of a new promotion, or made a mistake that (you think) everyone noticed, it’s inevitable that you’re bound to run into a mild breakdown at some point.

Amidst all the chaos, it is crucial to stay calm and focused in order to move forward with grace. In case you are looking for a little refresher, especially during this summer heat, here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re plate is piled a little too high!

  1. Take a break – When crunch time approaches in the office, things can get tense. Take a minute to walk outside, or even away from your desk to get some air. The last thing you want to do is take things personally and get upset.
  2. Food for thought – Remember to munch! As event day approaches, we all know that meals can be the last thing on our minds. Keep a handful of almonds or an apple on hand for those times when you need a small pick-me-up.
  3. Meet up with family, friends, or colleagues – In times of stress, the best listeners are the people close to you. Sometimes a break with people who know you best can take your mind off the to-do list in the back of your head.
  4. Set aside a “you” day – Nothing says R&R like a day dedicated to you. Whether you spend all-day Sunday watching movies, or need an extra long stroll in the park, sometimes the perfect stress reliever is time to collect your own thoughts on your own time.
  5. Ask Questions – If something is bothering you in the office, don’t be afraid to ask questions! A lot of the time unneeded stress can be caused by a simple question you are afraid to ask – and most of the time you will be surprised on how much clarity will help!
  6. Zzz … – Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. I can’t say this enough! Try your best to get a full night’s sleep at all costs. You will feel rejuvenated and ready to work when you aren’t exhausted from staying up all night.

Do you have a tip that helps you keep the stress away?

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- S.

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